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Sharp Top Out-and-Back

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Trail

2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer out and back
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,242' 379 m
Descent: -1,242' -378 m
High: 3,827' 1,166 m
Low: 2,585' 788 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Sarah Clark

A great hike for many levels!

Sarah Clark

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Family Friendly It's short enough for kids to not get too tired, and exciting enough to keep them entertained.

Overview

This trail was a great hike for an afternoon. Parking at the trailhead is pretty easy and there are restrooms and a small store.

Description

The trail itself starts off very easy, and towards the end has several sets of rock stairs. There are plenty of places to take a break if necessary, and the views at the top of the Peaks of Otter area are amazing! There is a spur to the top of Buzzards Roost for more mileage. This is an out-and-back hike.

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Land Manager: NPS - Blue Ridge

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Jun 30, 2019
Jan Jasinski
May 19, 2019
Randy Fisher
3 miles roundtrip
Nov 8, 2018
Jorge Duke
Oct 13, 2018
Allison Klein
3.1mi
Sep 2, 2018
Emily Brown
Jul 30, 2018
Kirk Chamberlain
Jul 18, 2018
Rich Hogan
Jul 14, 2018
Matt Strand
1:30 total trip, 40 mins up, 20 mins on top, then to buzzards roost, and back down in 20 mins

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  5.0 from 6 votes

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Overlook at the top!
Apr 28, 2018 near Buchanan, VA
20110919 17 Sharp Top Trail, Peaks of Otter, Virginia
Dec 2, 2019 near Buchanan, VA
20110919 19 Sharp Top Trail, Peaks of Otter, Virginia
Dec 2, 2019 near Buchanan, VA
20110919 25 Salamander on Sharp Top Trail, Peaks of Otter, Virginia
Dec 2, 2019 near Buchanan, VA

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